Mojitos are fairly simple to make with just a few ingredients. We decided to take it up a notch and make a smoked mojito. To get that smoky flavor at home, we used a Cedar grilling plank and a torch.

Smoked Mojito Ingredients

  • Chilled glass (put it in the freezer for 20-30 minutes — this will help the smoke settle at the bottom of the glass)
  • 12 Mint Leaves, fresh
  • Juice from 1/2 Lime, fresh
  • 2 tsp. Sugar
  • Crushed Ice
  • 2 Tbsp. Club soda
  • 1/4 cup White Rum
  • Cedar Grilling Plank
  • Torch

 How to Smoke a Cocktail

  1. Place your plank on a heat-resistant surface (we use a metal cookie sheet).
  2. Use the torch to burn a small area of the plank (approximately 1-2 inches). Place chilled glass over burned area to collect smoke. Leave the glass there for a couple minutes.
  3. Add mint leaves, sugar and lime juice. Stir.
  4. Add white rum, club soda and crushed ice.
  5. Add more mint leaves for garnish.
  6. Enjoy!